Virtual Nature Programs for the Whole Family

August 1 - 29

August is chocked full with fantastic virtual programs provided by a group of enthusiastic, knowledgeable presenters. Interested in reptiles? What the heck lives under the logs in the backwoods? Maybe you are looking for a quiet 20 minutes to meditate with Nature? How about a live virtual jazz concert? OK, you always wanted to fall in love with an O-Possum, well you will - after enjoying our program on these unusual critters. Of course, we all must eat! If you are in the search to mix up the menu with easy and tasty meals, check out the

August is chocked full with fantastic virtual programs provided by a group of enthusiastic, knowledgeable presenters.

Interested in reptiles? What the heck lives under the logs in the backwoods? Maybe you are looking for a quiet 20 minutes to meditate with nature? How about a live virtual jazz concert? You always wanted to fall in love with an O-Possum, well you will, after enjoying our program on these unusual critters. Of course, we all must eat! If you are in the search to mix up the menu with easy and tasty meals, check out the Pandemic Pantry with Gerri Griswold.

August 1: Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami
Join Marlow for a guided meditation designed to support relaxation and restoration with Nature during these uncertain times. Shami offers practical tips in deepening your healing connection with the natural world here and now. Refresh yourself while reveling in the synergy we create in our group meditation. 10 a.m. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!  Please pre-register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h1cm8uVDTMCyyJ9cdFGGR

August 1: Animal Adaptations with Gerri Griswold
Why is a vulture’s head bald? Why are porcupines so slow? Why does an Opossum play possum? These and answers to your many other questions will be revealed in an hour long program. Animal Adaptations uses natural props, animal mounts, and a couple of surprise guests to illustrate the definitions of both structural and behavioral adaptations, and how adaptations help animals survive in different environments. Participants will be able to guess how certain “mystery props” could be used as adaptations for animals. This is a great program for kids and adults! 2 p.m. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!  Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4U-soyJxSe-LWO_DUiba3g

August 6: Reptile Roll Call with Carrie Szwed, Education Director
We have six resident reptiles (3 turtles and 3 snakes) that serve as education ambassadors at White Memorial, and you’ll get to meet them all during this live animal presentation. What are their names? Their stories? What do they like to eat? You’ll learn these answers and more.  4 p.m. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!  Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wDBVadJ5RHC0GQOM7PxZnA. Please consider becoming a member or making a donation online: https://whitememorialcc.org/donations/

August 8: Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami
Join Marlow for a guided meditation designed to support relaxation and restoration with Nature during these uncertain times. Shami offers practical tips in deepening your healing connection with the natural world here and now. Refresh yourself while reveling in the synergy we create in our group meditation. 10 a.m. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!  Please pre-register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PqHZ7wpkSFe9PuOrede5yg

August 8: The Navel of the World: An Exploration of Easter Island
In sixth grade Gerri Griswold read Norwegian explorer Thor Hyerdahl’s “Kon Tiki.” It never left her system. Griswold finally answered the calling in October 2017 by celebrating her 60th birthday on the world’s most remotely populated island with her good friend and travel obsessed colleague, Liz Frazier - Zygmont. Most people venture out to this tiny volcanic rock perched at the very edge of French Polynesia for two or three days. After seven days Frazier- Zygmont and Griswold concurred that Easter Island’s dazzling facets are so abundant that two weeks should be the minimum excursion. Spend some time reliving their remarkable journey. You’ll not only see some pretty amazing photographs but learn that Isla de Pascua, Easter Island, Rapa Nui is much more than the Moai statues which define it for so many. 2 p.m. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!  Please pre-register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IFO-CNyPTOKtLrKjxdeRdA

August 15: Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami
Join Marlow for a guided meditation designed to support relaxation and restoration with Nature during these uncertain times. Shami offers practical tips in deepening your healing connection with the natural world here and now. Refresh yourself while reveling in the synergy we create in our group meditation. 10 a.m. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!  Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mO8fd9H4RiunfCgG-jJHtw

August 15: Understanding Weather Using the Latest Generation of GOES Satellite Imagery with Tom Alena
The beauty and complexity of our weather is offered to us daily with readily available time-lapse imagery in real-time from the latest GOES satellites.  We will concentrate on GeoColor images, as they represent the most natural way to look at our planet and it’s weather machine in operation.  Oddly, I seldom see them used on local TV broadcasts and The Weather Channel.  You’ll learn about clouds, cloud cover, and weather systems as we explore the day’s weather around the globe. 3 p.m. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!   Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2NjIPmIUQ46D7oNQBZTBnA

August 15: VIRTUAL CONCERT: An Evening of Jazz with South Lake LIVE from the Activity Shed!
Settle down for a sultry summer evening of soothing jazz standards from the American Songbook and more South Lake is. Jon Concilio: Double Bass, Brendan Walsh: Guitar, Mik Mitnik: Drums, and Allan Becker: Soprano, Alto, and Tenor Sax, Flute, and Keyboards. Nobody writes music like this anymore! 7 p.m.-8 p.m. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!  Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Mp8s30ymTDeD9le43EkwnA

August 20: Looking Under Logs Together (Encore!) with Carrie Szwed, Education Director
Turning over logs in the woods is like nature’s ultimate treasure hunt; you just never know what going to be hiding under them! Join Carrie Szwed, Education Director, as she carefully rolls over (and returns!) logs to find invertebrates, salamanders, and even mycelia. (oooh, what’s that?).  Find out by joining us! 4 p.m. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!  Please pre-register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dOO53p51SX6iw9cf5ulsrA  Please consider becoming a member or making a donation online: https://whitememorialcc.org/donations/

August 22: Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami
Join Marlow for a guided meditation designed to support relaxation and restoration with Nature during these uncertain times. Shami offers practical tips in deepening your healing connection with the natural world here and now. Refresh yourself while reveling in the synergy we create in our group meditation. 10 a.m. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!  Please pre-register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eYoFH2kcQk2znqu2JFiW-Q

August 22: The Pandemic Pantry with Gerri Griswold
Our very own cooking show focuses on healthful eating! Gerri Griswold spent many years as a professional cook. Today she will teach you how to prepare a delicious meal that not only is healthful but wildly tasty and beautiful to boot! You’ll learn about seasoning with herbs and spices, some simple techniques to expedite your time in the kitchen, and you’ll have some laughs too! Recipes will be posted on our Facebook Page, in the Habitattler, or can be emailed to you if you simply make a request: gerri@whitememorialcc.org 12 p.m. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!  Please pre-register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nVb22J75RVaTT44jgWoIPQ

August 29: Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami
Join Marlow for a guided meditation designed to support relaxation and restoration with Nature during these uncertain times. Shami offers practical tips in deepening your healing connection with the natural world here and now. Refresh yourself while reveling in the synergy we create in our group meditation. 10 a.m. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!  Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ec38MRQSQaOLtk8G26w4Cg

August 29: O-Possumly Adorable and Important to Boot! with Pam and Bill Lefferts, Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue
Meet Lavender the Virginia Opossum and her friends Pam and Bill Lefferts from Ferncroft Wildlife Rehabilitation in Woodstock! Learn fascinating fun facts about North America’s only marsupial during a one-hour presentation that will also address the rescue center’s work in wildlife rehabilitation and how you can make your backyard into a wildlife sanctuary. 2 p.m. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!  Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DQ78MTCESSq4iQe1vAVHtg

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White Memorial Conservation Center
80 Whitehall Rd.
Litchfield, CT 06759
United States

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(860) 567-0857
http://www.whitememorialcc.org
lois@whitememorialcc.org

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